Charity and Faith, Hubert Gerhards (circle of), c. 1600 - c. 1610

Charity and Faith, Hubert Gerhards (circle of), c. 1600 - c. 1610

parcel-gilt bronze, h 19cm × l 37.5cm More details

From their attributes – two children and two Bibles – these two semi-upright women can be identified as personifications of the religious virtues of Charity (Caritas) and Faith (Fides). Together with the now missing third virtue, Hope (Spes), they originally formed the crowning element of a piece of furniture or an altarpiece.

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